The Pup is gone *

PupDrove down San Vicente to confirm what I heard tonight at the Los Angeles Conservancy Modern Committee holiday party in Holmby Hills: Tail o' the Pup's giant hot dog has been removed and the iconic stand north of Beverly Center is boarded up. Apparently the dog was placed in storage while talks continue over possible relocation to Westwood Village. Tail o' the Pup has been there since 1985, when it moved from La Cienega (where it had been since 1946.) The new owner of the property wants to build a home for gay and lesbian seniors. [* Regent Properties clarifies: "The project includes condominiums and an affordable housing complex that may be managed by Gay and Lesbian Elder Housing."] The Modcom party was at the former Gary Cooper estate designed by A. Quincy Jones. Now the home of David Bohnett and Tom Gregory, it was recently redesigned by Mark Rios and features a sweeping entry walk with a sculpture wall (by Brad Howe) so dramatic that it has its own website. Julius Shulman, the 95-year-old photographer whose exhibit continues at the Getty Museum until January 22, was among those in attendance.

Previously:
Tail o' the Pup next to go
Tail o' the Pup clarified


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